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New York Yankees: Derek Jeter, Robinson Cano Are Homegrown Heroes

New York Yankees are often accused of buying success. In fact, when other teams spend big money on star players, the Yankees' name will often be invoked.

However, the late George Steinbrenner and his New York Yankees don't get enough credit for the players who have come up through the farm system.

Think of the stars of the Yankees' last few seasons: Derek Jeter, Robinson Cano, Phil Hughes, Brett Gardner, Andy Pettitte, Jorge Posada.

Think of the Hall of Famers who spent their entire careers in the pinstripes: Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra.

Clearly, the key to the Yankees' 27 World Series championships is not only their ability to buy the best players, which they often do. Rather, the Yankees boast ...

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